Arqiva has implemented a new distribution technology for the Barclays Premier League, using advanced “roll off filtering” technology. The technology enables the transmission of a higher bit-rate, without the need to increase satellite bandwidth, equivalent to a 15% improvement in efficiency, so Arqiva.
The new contract follows on from Arqiva’s work with IMG Media to date. Arqiva has provided distribution services of the live Barclays Premier League matches as well as supplementary programming for IMG Media for the past six seasons. Over the course of this period there has been an increase in the production values and content available to ensure the most involving, comprehensive and informative live football experience possible is available to the global Barclays Premier League Licensees. Currently, Arqiva is enabling the distribution of all 380 matches live in HD.
Arqiva will be the sole distributor of approximately 190 of the live fixtures globally per Barclays Premier League season. This distribution includes the delivery of three channel multiplexes comprising of the match feed, a fixed Wide Shot (for Studio backdrops) and an Interview/ISO.
Additionally we will distribute the 24/7 HD Content Service into Asia and the Americas.
“Working with IMG and the Premier League since 2007, we have provided valuable and trustworthy continuity, while persistently delivering new levels of technical innovation. Arqiva is proud to work with IMG to support the global distribution of the Barclays Premier League,” said Barrie Woolston, Managing Director of Satellite at Arqiva.
DTG Staff | 19.11.2013